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Taps Category Manager

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Date: Dec 29, 2020

Location: Peschiera del Garda, IT

Company: franke

In this role:


The taps category manager is in charge of developing a strategy for sourcing taps  across all divisions and all geographies of Franke organization. This requires a close collaboration with the product management teams as well as the product development. A very good mapping of suppliers capability will be essential to bring early insights in the choice of suppliers and designs. Develop and strengthening the relationship with selected partners will be essential to drive business decisions.

We are looking for:


  • Develop, formulate and deliver short, medium, long term sourcing strategy to ensure best TCO and security of supply for Franke 
  • Align strategy and tactics with key stakeholders 
  • Communicate strategy to the organization to support implementation 
  • Contract managements  
  • Support requests for new products development
  • Manage relationship with strategic suppliers
  • Actively manage the portfolio to maximize the benefit for Franke. 
  • Lead negotiations on a group level 
  • Continuously analyse the supply market to identify new opportunities 
  • Align with all relevant business functions in achieving strategic company targets 


Required Experience


  • Insight knowledge of the tap industry is a must
  • 5 years within Purchasing or Product development
  • Worked in a Matrix environment
  • Experience with managing internal and external customers
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Post Graduate education
  • Commercial or technical education
  • Fluent in English and in Italian language
  • ERP background – SAP preferred but not mandatory
About Franke


Franke is a world leading provider of products and solutions for residential kitchens and bathrooms, professional foodservice, coffee preparation and semi-/public washrooms established in 40 countries. At Franke, we want to make everything we do wonderful - from what we manufacture and design, to the way we deal with our partners, customers and each other.

Additional information can be found at: www.franke.com